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The Long-Term Effects of Foreign Investment on Local Human Capital: Four American Companies in Spain, 1920s–1970s

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Puig Raposo, Nuria and Álvaro Moya, Adoración The Long-Term Effects of Foreign Investment on Local Human Capital: Four American Companies in Spain, 1920s–1970s. Business History Review, 92 (3). pp. 425-452. ISSN 0007-6805

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007680518000764



Abstract

This article explores the long-term effects of foreign direct investment on the human capital development of host economies, based on the historical analysis of the Spanish operations of four leading American firms: ITT, J. Walter Thompson, Merck Sharp & Dohme, and John Deere. Our research shows that the training and working practices of these companies had a positive impact on the Spanish subsidiaries in terms of technological upgrading and managerial development. However, the local context was also relevant, through mandatory agreements that empowered local partners from the start and the availability of locally educated professionals eager to absorb new knowledge.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Foreign direct investment, Spillovers, Human capital, American multinational enterprises, Spain
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > World economy
Social sciences > Economics > Finance
Social sciences > Economics > Stock exchanges
ID Code:54903
Deposited On:04 Apr 2019 12:56
Last Modified:05 Apr 2019 07:21

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